Mississippi Community Colleges resume traditional classes for Fall 2020

All 15 colleges in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges system plan to resume traditional operations and classes on their campuses this Fall, according to a statement issued by the MACC President’s Association.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Dr. Mary S. Graham, current MACC president, said, “Mississippi community colleges are looking forward to students returning to our campuses and dorms in the fall of 2020 for an exceptional college experience. We are following recommended safety protocols to create safe learning, living, and working environments for all.”

“It is Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s intention to reopen our campuses this fall and offer on-site instruction along with the traditional residential experience for our students,” said President Dr. Jane Hulon. “Our team has been busy doing a lot of background work to ensure we are ready to institute the necessary safety precautions in all areas of the college that will be part of the new normal as students return to campus. We are being proactive in ensuring that our fall plans are fluid in the instance we need to react to stricter health guidelines and recommendations all while continuing to provide a quality education.”

The MACC system was forced to move to all online operations in mid-March due to COVID-19. Since that time, each community college in the state has organized committees and established protocols to safely restart traditional activities at their campuses. 

Individual colleges will announce updated operational hours and procedures in the coming weeks.

The MACC is made up of Coahoma Community College, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, East Central Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Holmes Community College, Hinds Community College, Itawamba Community College, Jones College, Meridian Community College, Mississippi Delta Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Pearl River Community College and Southwest Mississippi Community College.